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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137614/safety-classification-of-herbal-medicines-used-among-pregnant-women-in-asian-countries-a-systematic-review
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Mansoor Ahmed, Jung Hye Hwang, Soojeung Choi, Dongwoon Han
BACKGROUND: High prevalence of herbal medicines used in pregnancy and the lack of information on their safety is a public concern. Despite this, no significant research has been done regarding potential adverse effects of using herbal medicines during pregnancy, especially among developing Asian countries. METHODS: Cross-sectional studies were searched up to year 2016 on PubMed/Medline and EMBASE, the data were extracted and quality of studies was assessed using the quality appraisal tool...
November 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134638/inhibition-of-acid-sensing-ion-channels-by-diminazene-and-apetx2-evoke-partial-and-highly-variable-antihyperalgesia-in-a-rat-model-of-inflammatory-pain
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Jia Yu Peppermint Lee, Natalie J Saez, Ben Cristofori-Armstrong, Raveendra Anangi, Glenn F King, Maree T Smith, Lachlan D Rash
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are primary acid sensors in mammals, with the ASIC1b and ASIC3 subtypes being involved in peripheral nociception. The antiprotozoal drug diminazene is a moderately potent ASIC inhibitor but its analgesic activity has not been assessed. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We determined the ASIC subtype selectivity of diminazene and the mechanism by which it inhibits ASICs using voltage-clamp electrophysiology of Xenopus oocytes expressing ASICs 1-3...
November 14, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134293/medicinal-foods-for-functional-gi-disorders
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REVIEW
Brent W Acker, Brooks D Cash
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Over the past 10 years, there has been a dramatic increase in basic and clinical research involving functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). New diagnostic and biomarker procedures are helping to identify physiologic disruptions associated with FGIDs on cellular and molecular levels. Simultaneously, clinicians are using new approaches to help manage patients with FGIDs. Among these, an important component of care has been the use of medical foods. These include probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, peppermint oil, caraway oil, curcumin, bovine immunoglobulin and many others...
November 13, 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077554/antifungal-properties-of-essential-oils-for-improvement-of-indoor-air-quality-a-review
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REVIEW
Harriet Whiley, Sharyn Gaskin, Tiffany Schroder, Kirstin Ross
Concerns regarding indoor air quality, particularly the presence of fungi and moulds, are increasing. The potential for essential oils to reduce, control or remove fungi, is gaining interest as they are seen as a "natural" alternative to synthetic chemical fungicides. This review examines published research on essential oils as a method of fungal control in indoor environments. It was difficult to compare the relative performances of essential oils due to differences in research methods and reporting languages...
October 27, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023481/phytochemical-residue-profiles-in-rice-grains-fumigated-with-essential-oils-for-the-control-of-rice-weevil
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S Ezhil Vendan, S Manivannan, Anila M Sunny, R Murugesan
In the present study, we investigated the fumigant potential of five edible essential oils (EOs) against Sitophilus oryzae and their phytochemical residues in treated grains. Among the tested EOs, peppermint oil proved significantly effective (P ≤ 0.05) on S.oryzae at 400 μl/L air concentration, inducing 83 and 100% mortalities in with-food and without-food conditions respectively over 72 h exposure. In addition, it was also observed that the binary mixtures of peppermint + lemon oil (1:1 ratio) produced an equivalent effect to that of peppermint oil alone treatments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993585/determination-of-brilliant-blue-fcf-by-a-novel-solid-state-ecl-quenching-sensor-of-ru-bpy-3-2-poly-sulfosalicylic-acid-gce
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Xiaohui Chen, Jiahao Yin, Chao Zhang, Nian Lu, Zhidong Chen
A novel solid-state electrochemiluminescence (ECL) quenching sensor was constructed for determination of brilliant blue FCF (BB FCF). Under a simple electropolymerization step, poly(sulfosalicylic acid) (PSSA) film attached luminophore Ru(bpy)3(2+) was successfully formed on the surface of a glass carbon electrode [Ru(bpy)3(2+)-PSSA/GCE], which exhibited excellent ECL behavior. A high quenching effect on the ECL signal of the Ru(bpy)3(2+)-PSSA/GCE was obtained with the presence of low concentration of BB FCF...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978457/in-vitro-efficacy-of-a-botanical-acaricide-and-its-active-ingredients-against-larvae-of-susceptible-and-acaricide-resistant-strains-of-rhipicephalus-boophilus-microplus-canestrini-acari-ixodidae
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Nirbhay K Singh, Robert J Miller, Guilherme M Klafke, John A Goolsby, Donald B Thomas, Adalberto A Perez de Leon
Ticks and tick-borne diseases are a major constraint for a sustainable cattle industry in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The development of resistance to most of the commonly used acaricides has led to an assessment of herbal products for acaricidal activity as an eco-friendly tick control alternative. A botanical product, Essentria(®) IC-3 insect concentrate containing rosemary oil (10%), geraniol (5%) and peppermint oil (2%), acts on target pests by blocking octopamine. Essentria(®) IC-3 and its active components were evaluated for larvicidal activity against several susceptible and acaricide-resistant strains of the cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Canestrini by Larval Packet test using 14-21 d old unfed larvae...
September 14, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948100/integrative-taxonomy-of-the-ornamental-peppermint-shrimp-public-market-and-population-genetics-of-lysmata-boggessi-the-most-heavily-traded-species-worldwide
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J Antonio Baeza, Donald C Behringer
The ornamental trade is a worldwide industry worth >15 billion USD with a problem of rampant product misidentification. Minimizing misidentification is critical in the face of overexploitation of species in the trade. We surveyed the peppermint shrimp ornamental marketplace in the southeastern USA, the most intense market for peppermint shrimps worldwide, to characterize the composition of species in the trade, reveal the extent of misidentification, and describe the population genetics of the true target species...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924626/peppermint-trees-shift-their-phosphorus-acquisition-strategy-along-a-strong-gradient-of-plant-available-phosphorus-by-increasing-their-transpiration-at-very-low-phosphorus-availability
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Gang Huang, Patrick E Hayes, Megan H Ryan, Jiayin Pang, Hans Lambers
Some plant species use different strategies to acquire phosphorus (P) dependent on environmental conditions, but studies investigating the relative significance of P-acquisition strategies with changing P availability are rare. We combined a natural P availability gradient and a glasshouse study with 10 levels of P supplies to investigate the roles of rhizosphere carboxylates and transpiration-driven mass flow in P acquisition by Agonis flexuosa. Leaf P concentrations of A. flexuosa decreased and leaf manganese (Mn) concentrations increased with decreasing soil P concentration along a dune chronosequence...
November 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922713/peppermint-essential-oil-alleviates-hyperglycemia-caused-by-streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced-type-2-diabetes-in-rats
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Suhair A Abdellatief, Rasha R Beheiry, Shefaa A M El-Mandrawy
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is steadily growing throughout the world. Traditional medicine has an excellent potential in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the potential antidiabetic effect of peppermint essential oil (PEO) on streptozotocin (STZ) and nicotinamide induced diabetic rats. Diabetes was induced in rats fasting overnight by the intraperitoneal administration of nicotinamide followed by a single dose of STZ. After 72h, two groups of diabetic rats were treated with different doses of PEO (40 and 80mg/kg BW) respectively and one group was treated with the standard hypoglycemic agent glibenclamide...
November 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918484/drug-herb-interactions-in-the-elderly-patient-with-ibd-a-growing-concern
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REVIEW
Haider Rahman, Marina Kim, Galen Leung, Jesse A Green, Seymour Katz
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, is becoming more prevalent with the elderly being the fastest growing group. Parallel to this, there is an increasing interest in the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Nearly half of patients with IBD have used CAM at one time. The elderly patients, however, are burdened by comorbid conditions, polypharmacy, and altered functional status. With increasing use of complementary and alternative medicine in our elderly patients with IBD, it is vital for the provider to provide counsel on drug-herb potential interactions...
September 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916629/histone-deacetylase-inhibition-induces-odor-preference-memory-extension-and-maintains-enhanced-ampa-receptor-expression-in-the-rat-pup-model
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Sriya Bhattacharya, Bandhan Mukherjee, Jules J E Doré, Qi Yuan, Carolyn W Harley, John H McLean
Histone deacetylase (HDAC) plays a role in synaptic plasticity and long-term memory formation. We hypothesized that trichostatin-A (TSA), an HDAC inhibitor, would promote long-term odor preference memory and maintain enhanced GluA1 receptor levels that have been hypothesized to support memory. We used an early odor preference learning model in neonate rat pups that normally produces only 24-h memory to test behavior and examine receptor protein expression. Our behavioral studies showed that intrabulbar infusion of TSA, prior to pairing of the conditioned stimulus (peppermint odor) with the unconditioned stimulus (tactile stimulation), prolonged 24-h odor preference memory for at least 9 d...
October 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904977/misuse-of-topical-corticosteroids-for-cosmetic-purpose-in-antananarivo-madagascar
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F A Sendrasoa, I M Ranaivo, M Andrianarison, O Raharolahy, N H Razanakoto, L S Ramarozatovo, F Rapelanoro Rabenja
This cross-sectional study was conducted in Antananarivo, Madagascar, from June to September 2012. We aim to evaluate the misuse of TC on the face for cosmetic purpose and the adverse effects due to its application. A questionnaire-based analysis was done among females who use topical corticosteroids on the face for cosmetic purpose. Of the 770 women questioned, 384 (49,8%) used topical corticosteroids for cosmetic purpose whose mean age was 38 years (range 16-73 years). Two hundred and sixty-one females (68%) used TC combined with handcrafted cosmetics, and 123 (32%) used TC alone...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889028/development-and-in-vitro-in-vivo-performance-of-self-nanoemulsifying-drug-delivery-systems-loaded-with-candesartan-cilexetil
#14
Khaled AboulFotouh, Ayat A Allam, Mahmoud El-Badry, Ahmed M El-Sayed
Candesartan cilexetil is widely used in the management of hypertension and heart failure. The drug delivery encounters obstacles of poor aqueous solubility, efflux by intestinal P-glycoprotein and vulnerability to enzymatic degradation in small intestine. Self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery systems (SNEDDS) loaded with candesartan cilexetil were successfully developed to overcome such obstacles. Preliminary screening was carried out to select proper surfactant, co-surfactant and oil combination for successful SNEDDS formulation...
September 6, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872467/irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-diet-where-are-we-in-2018
#15
Eirini Dimidi, Megan Rossi, Kevin Whelan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim is to review the most recent advances in the evidence supporting the use of various dietary interventions for the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). RECENT FINDINGS: There is insufficient evidence of the effect of fibres other than psyllium in IBS, whereas the recent studies on prebiotics suggest a limited effect in IBS. Recent probiotic trials continue to provide varying results, with some probiotic strains exhibiting beneficial effects, whereas others show no effect...
September 1, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838953/bioenergetics-of-monoterpenoid-essential-oil-biosynthesis-in-nonphotosynthetic-glandular-trichomes
#16
Sean R Johnson, Iris Lange, Narayanan Srividya, B Markus Lange
The commercially important essential oils of peppermint (Mentha × piperita) and its relatives in the mint family (Lamiaceae) are accumulated in specialized anatomical structures called glandular trichomes (GTs). A genome-scale stoichiometric model of secretory phase metabolism in peppermint GTs was constructed based on current biochemical and physiological knowledge. Fluxes through the network were predicted based on metabolomic and transcriptomic data. Using simulated reaction deletions, this model predicted that two processes, the regeneration of ATP and ferredoxin (in its reduced form), exert substantial control over flux toward monoterpenes...
October 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820648/natural-bioactive-food-components-for-improving-enteral-tube-feeding-tolerance-in-adult-patient-populations
#17
Adam J Kuchnia, Beth Conlon, Norman Greenberg
Tube feeding (TF) is the most common form of nutrition support. In recent years, TF administration has increased among patient populations within and outside hospital settings, in part due to greater insurance coverage, reduced use of parenteral nutrition, and improved formularies suitable for sole source nutrition. With increasing life expectancy and improved access to TFs, the number of adults dependent on enteral nutrition is expected to grow. However, enteral TF intolerance (ETFI) is the most common complication of TFs, typically presenting with at least 1 adverse gastrointestinal event, including nausea, diarrhea, and constipation...
August 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795021/african-peppermint-mentha-piperita-from-morocco-chemical-composition-and-antimicrobial-properties-of-essential-oil
#18
Chraibi Marwa, Kawtar Fikri-Benbrahim, Douae Ou-Yahia, Abdellah Farah
To replace and avoid synthetic chemicals toxicity, there is a growing interest in the investigation of natural products from plant origin for the discovery of active compounds with antimicrobial properties. This work was devoted to determine chemical composition and antimicrobial properties of the EO of M. piperita harvested in the garden of the National Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Morocco. Experiments have been conducted at the Microbial Biotechnology Laboratory at the Sciences and Technology Faculty, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco...
July 2017: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793084/-use-of-medicinal-plants-as-home-remedies-in-primary-health-care-in-blumenau-state-of-santa-catarina-brazil
#19
Ana Lúcia Bertarello Zeni, Amanda Varnier Parisotto, Gerson Mattos, Ernani Tiaraju de Santa Helena
An increase in the use of alternative therapeutic practices has been observed in the past decade, especially in medicinal plants, herbal and home remedies, which has been supported by policies within the scope of the Unified Health System (SUS). This study investigated the use of home remedies by users of Primary Health Care in Blumenau, State of Santa Catarina. It is a cross-sectional, observational and epidemiological study, the data for which were obtained via a questionnaire applied to 701 individuals. An unconditional logistic regression model was used to estimate the association between the use of home remedies and socio-demographic and medical care variables...
August 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729815/symposium-report-an-evidence-based-approach-to-ibs-and-cic-applying-new-advances-to-daily-practice-a-review-of-an-adjunct-clinical-symposium-of-the-american-college-of-gastroenterology-meeting-october-16-2016-%C3%A2-las-vegas-nevada
#20
William D Chey
Many nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies are available to manage irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) regularly publishes reviews on IBS and CIC therapies. The most recent of these reviews was published by the ACG Task Force on the Management of Functional Bowel Disorders in 2014. The key objective of this review was to evaluate the efficacy of therapies for IBS or CIC compared with placebo or no treatment in randomized controlled trials...
February 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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